Cownie, FC (2015) The United Kingdom's First Woman Law Professor: An Archerian Analysis. Journal of Law and Society, 42 (1). pp. 127-149. ISSN 1027-4618

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Abstract

In 1970, at Queen's University Belfast, Claire Palley became the first woman to hold a Chair in Law at a United Kingdom university. However, little is known about the circumstances surrounding this event, or Claire Palley herself. This article (part of an extended project exploring her life history) seeks to address the question ‘Was there something about Claire Palley herself that made it more likely she would become the United Kingdom's first female law professor?’ Initially focusing on method, it seeks to answer that question by utilizing, for the first time in the context of legal education, the theoretical perspective provided by the work of the sociologist Margaret Archer. Reflecting upon Claire Palley's subjectivity, it focuses on those aspects of her personality which enabled her to pursue a successful career and become a pioneer in her chosen profession.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published; Cownie, F. 2015, "The United Kingdom's First Woman Law Professor: An Archerian Analysis", Journal of Law and Society, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 127-149.
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2015 12:48
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 15:12
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/296

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